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Measure what matters – Developing effective and meaningful KPI’s

If you’re serious about performance measures, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a valuable tool to help manage your business’ performance. KPI’s are goal based indicators that can help keep your employees on track and striving to do their best.  But if you don’t have a proper process in place to develop and measure those KPIs […]

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Baby it’s cold outside! Don’t fall victim to the winter blues

A chill is in the air and the days are getting shorter. People start to spend more time inside and that dreary winter weather can play havoc with employee motivation and productivity. But don’t let that get your employees down. Now is the time to help them get back the spring in their step. Below […]

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Employee tweets about the workplace after hours – what can you do?

Case: Social media use after hours An employee of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship applied to the court for an interlocutory injunction to prevent adverse action by her employer, who she believed was planning to terminate her employment. The employee used a Twitter account under a pseudonym to express her criticisms of government and […]

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How To Create Your Own Social Media Policy

The beast that is best tamed! I’m not sure the world has ever seen something evolve as quickly as social media has in such a short space of time! And there’s certainly no stopping it now. In fact, it’s fast becoming our primary method of communication, which means that companies really need to set some […]

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Developing your staff is good for business

Does your company regularly invest in professional development for its employees? If not, it may be time to reconsider the many benefits that it can bring to your business. A lot of small business owners shy away from investing in employee education and training because they think that it will cost them too much. But […]

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Minimum Wage Increase 2017 and Update on the Penalty Rates Decision

As part of its annual wage review, the Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel has today ordered an increase to the national minimum wage of 3.3%. The new national minimum wage will be $694.90 per week or $18.30 per hour. This constitutes an increase of $22.20 per week to the weekly rate or 59 cents per […]

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The benefits of automating your HR

There’s no doubt about it – automation is changing the face of HR. With so many tasks now involved in managing employees, businesses are now looking for ways to stream line processes, make tasks easier and save as much time as possible. It’s important to remember that HR will always be about people, but there […]

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Engaged staff = Happy staff

The importance of employee engagement can’t be understated – It’s one of the key elements of a having a successful and productive business. There have been endless studies that show that engaged employees are assets to your business. They are more likely to voluntarily invest extra time and effort into their jobs and more likely to […]

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